(BPT) - Audrey is a 12-year-old girl from Arizona with a passion for fashion. She spends her free time flipping through style magazines and listening to her favorite songs. She dreams of having her photo professionally taken in a long, whimsical dress that covers the leg braces that help her stay steady.
While Audrey's interests are not uncommon for girls her age, her life is very different due to a nervous system disorder. She is not a stranger to hospitals and is homeschooled by her family. Although her childhood has been challenging, she tries to do many of the things typical preteens like to do, including crafting, reading and dressing up in her favorite clothing.
Audrey's wish comes true
For Audrey, being a model is the ultimate dream. She imagined getting her hair and makeup done by professionals, dressing up in a lengthy blue gown inspired by her favorite princess, and having her picture taken by photographers, just like the models in the fashion magazines she loves so much.
That's why Audrey was overwhelmed with excitement when she learned she would be able to experience all of this in real life. In celebration of BuzzRx’s 500th wish with Make-A-Wish® America, the company partnered with Make-A-Wish® Arizona to grant Audrey's wish to have a magazine-like fashion shoot in her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.
“The BuzzRx team feels lucky to be able to grant this wish," says Shane Power, BuzzRx® chief revenue and impact officer. "Wishes are not just nice, they’re necessary. Wishes have proven to give a child hope, joy and strength to fight against their illness.”
For her photo shoot, Audrey wore three different outfits including a beautiful, poufy blue gown, had her hair and makeup done by a team of professionals and had photos taken by a professional photographer.
Save on prescriptions and support Make-A-Wish
Audrey's wish was possible thanks to generous support from BuzzRx, an organization that offers a free, ready-to-use Prescription Discount Card for anyone to use at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, including those who have health insurance. Every time a cardholder saves with the card, the company donates $1 to Make-A-Wish. This is at no cost to the cardholder and has no effect on discounted prescription prices.
To date, the company has donated $5 million to Make-A-Wish, helping to grant 500 life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. To get a card, visit www.buzzrx.com/wish, text WISH to phone number 95577, or download the free mobile app. The card can be used to save up to 80% on both generic and brand-name prescriptions.
When you fill a prescription and present the card, you can feel good about saving money and helping make more wishes come true for kids like Audrey. Her wish experience, along with the stunning photographs from her high-fashion photo shoot, will provide joy and hope for her and her family for many years to come.